Hey everyone! I’m finishing out my first year as a TR disciple.
TR has been transformational…once I trusted in the science and the process.
I am an experienced recreational cyclist (cycling for 30yrs, 54yrs old, 6’2" -193lbs) who will annually do 2-3 warm weather races (mtb and gravel) and a lot of longer weekend group rides and/or long solo adventures. TR has allowed me to maximize results while refining my training time.
In late fall of 2021 I purchased a Wahoo Kickr and signed up for TR. My life schedule only allows for low volume training. I started with a TR Base, then moved to Builder, then specialized with a climbing plan. I also sprinkled in a couple of A-race plans.
I podiumed in each race this year (50+ class) and, on weekend rides, I can hang with younger-lighter riders. My longer rides are typically 50-100 miles with plenty of elevation.
As I head into fall, I’m wondering if I should choose a builder plan (overall bike fitness) or if I should opt for specialized training that would specifically emphasize the training that I benefit most from given my context? (For context, I live in Almost Heaven WV, where the climbs are steep and the mtb trails/gravel roads abound. Therefore, I rely on climbing-endurance strength for most rides.)
Thanks for your input!